Wolves on right track

Thus far the goal of accomplishing a stronger track and field program at Coupeville High School has been going right as planned.

“We’re eventually going to get there,” coach Jerry Helm said. “I think we’re setting a strong base for years to come.”

Despite both the girls and boys teams coming in third place in their tri-meet Wednesday afternoon, a young Wolves team put forth some solid performances.

“We have some individuals that are starting to pull their ability together,” Helm said. “I think we had a strong showing.”

The Coupeville girls scored 27 overall points, finishing behind La Conner with 39 and Mount Vernon Christian with 90. A major factor for not scoring as many points for both the boys and girls was the lack of people to form relay teams.

“It hurt us not having any relay teams,” Helm said.

Senior Amy Mouw, who hopes to make a return trip to the state meet in the 800-meters, improved on her season best and took first place with a time of 2:30.7.

“If she keeps up the hard work, she’ll be back,” Helm said.

Mouw also received second place in the 200-meters, behind Mount Vernon’s Jaime Orange, who swept the short sprints with four first place finishes.

Julie Mottet gathered the Coupeville girls’ only other first place on the day in the 3200-meter finishing with a time of 14:27.6.

The Wolf boys came in with 42 points, just behind Mount Vernon Christian with 55 and LaConner with 60.

Bryan Harada took first place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 22.1 seconds. He also got a fourth place finish in the long jump. Isaak Einterz received the only other first place finish in the 800-meters with a time of 2:25.

Junior thrower Mike Daly had a solid day taking second in the shot put and third in the discus.

“He didn’t do track last year,” Helm said. “He came out this year and he’s turning some heads.”

Sprinter Dan McDonald also placed high for the boys, taking second in the 400-meters and third in the 100-meters.

Although happy with the young team’s progress, Helm would like to see the small group of athletes try new events.

“We’re trying to get people to jump into new events and do new things,” he said.

Coupeville has their next meet at Shoreline Christian, Wednesday, April 23. They have no more home meets scheduled but they will compete in a meet at Oak Harbor High School with Oak Harbor and Friday Harbor, Thursday, May 8.

Girls team results—Mount Vernon Christian 90, LaConner 39, Coupeville 20.

Girls individual results—200m: 2. Mouw; 800m: 1. Mouw, 2:30.9; 1600m: 2. King; 3200m: 1. Mottet 14:27.6; discus: 2. Bergdoll; javelin: 4. Furkukawa; long jump: 3. Peetgermans, 4. Morris; triple jump: 4. King; high jump: 3. Bottenberg, 4. Morris.

Boys team results—LaConner 60, Mount Vernon Christian 55, Coupeville 42

Boys individual results—110m hurdles: 1. Harada, 22.1, 2. Fruick; 100m: 3. McDonald; 800m: 1. Einterz, 2:25; 2. Kelly, 300m hurdles: 3. Fruick; 400m: 2. McDonald; 1600m: 2. Kelly, 3. Butela; shot put: 2. Daly, 4. Salinas; discus: 3. Daly; 4. Salinas; javelin: 4. Salinas; long jump: 4. Harada; high jump: 2. Mazdra.

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